Meditation is any activity that holds the mind in the present moment. There are many types of meditation. The most common types are:

  • Vippasana, during which you sit quietly and focus your attention on your breath.
  • Relaxation response, during which you focus your attention on a sound, thought or any repetitive movement.
  • Mindfulness, during which you sit quietly and simply observe whatever goes through the mind without becoming involved in any thoughts, worries or memories.

The benefits of meditation can include reduced anxiety and stress, an improved immune system and pain management. 

Some of these meditative concepts are incorporated into the weekly Gentle Yoga class. 

Page last updated on Sep. 16, 2010